Taxon: Litchi chinensis Sonn.

 
Genus: Litchi
Family: Sapindaceae
  Subfamily: Sapindoideae
Nomen number: 22399
Place of publication: Voy. Indes orient. 2:230[quarto], 3:255[octavo], t. 129. 1782
Name Verified on: 01-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Jul-2014
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Hilo (HILO)
Accessions: 302 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Edible Nuts)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Hort Rev 16:161.)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Philippines

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Bensky, D., A. Gamble, & T. J. Kaptchuk Chinese herbal medicine: Materia medica, rev. ed. 1993 (Chin Herb Med)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Fosberg, F. R. et al. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae/ Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae. 1979-1982 (L Micrones)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hackett, C. & J. Carolane Edible Horticultural Crops. 1982 (Edible HC)
  • Keys, J. D. Chinese herbs: their botany, chemistry, and pharmacodynamics. 1976 (Chin Herbs)
  • Leenhouts, P. W. 1971. A revision of Dimocarpus (Sapindaceae) (Blumea) 19:129.
  • Leenhouts, P. W. 1978. Systematic notes on the Sapindaceae - Nephelieae (Blumea) 24:398.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Luna, R. K. Plantation trees. 1996 (Plantation Trees)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • National Institute for the Control of Pharmaceutical & Biological Products Colour atlas of Chinese traditional drugs, Vol 1. 1987 (Atlas Chin Drugs)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Reichel, S. 1998. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Rosengarten, F. The book of edible nuts. 1984 (Edible Nuts)
  • Tindall, H. D. 1994. Sapindaceous fruits: botany and horticulture Hort. Rev. 16:144, 145, 147, 151, 153, 161.
  • Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts (Pl Res SEAs) 2:191.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Litchi chinensis Sonn. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image